AVI Systems, one of the largest technology systems integrators in the United States, today announced the creation of the new AVI Systems Next-Gen Scholarship Program. The program supports students enrolled at technical and community colleges who are studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses. The company will formally announce the program at its AVI LIVE – Milwaukee customer event at American Family Field on Sept. 15.
Waukesha County Technical College, Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, and Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville will receive the inaugural scholarship awards. Each technical college will receive $3,000 from AVI Systems, which will then be awarded to students in need.
“The average annual cost for a Wisconsin resident to attend technical college is $5,257 per year before grants and loans are applied,” Michael Shiels, Dean, School of Applied Technologies at Waukesha County Technical College. “In some cases, the financial burden limits what a student can do each semester. STEM scholarship opportunities from companies like AVI Systems enable students to afford an education and move on to careers in technology. We’re very grateful to AVI for creating a program focused on technology programs.”